China-based Sichuan Geophysical Company of Petroleum Administration Bureau (SCGC), an oil and gas seismic exploration and engineering service provider, has selected IBM’s PureSystems computing model to analyze seismic data faster.

IBM’s PureFlex solution will help SCGC to analyze seven times more seismic data, take less time, and reduce environmental footprint, thereby assisting the company to explore larger oil and gas fields.

Sichuan Geophysical Company of Petroleum Administration Bureau deputy chief engineer Dang Yali said that the company requires analyzing more data, at least seven times and much faster than before, to increase its seismic imaging capabilities, reduce the risk of drilling dry holes and leverage the vast geographical region faster.

The company has partnered with IBM and Sichuan Zhonglu Technology & Trader Company to implement the new computing model.

It runs the CAD/CAE professional software on IBM Flex System x240, PureFlex p750, Flex System Chassis and uses IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) – a storage enterprise file management platform.

IBM’s new computing infrastructure collects seismic and geologic data from multiple sources and uses advanced data modeling to produce accurate results in identifying remote resources and avoiding dry hole drilling.

Earlier, the data analysis cycle used to take about 27 days time, but with the new computing model it takes seven days to process and analyze the information.

The results help engineers in decision making process and increasing production efficiency.

Part of Chuanqing Drilling Engineering and an affiliate of China National Petroleum (CNPC), SCGC provides engineering and technical services to multinational oil and gas companies in China, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Ecuador.